This axe is hand-forged from solid steel and hardened & tempered to make an excellent axe for both camping and around the home. This axe does have a hammer poll on it for light striking. It is not recommended for heavy sticking; it will damage the handle eye.
Axes and hatchets are hand-forged and heat-treated out of 4140 or O1 Tool Steel.
4140 cold finished annealed is a chromium-molybdenun alloy steel that can be oil hardened to relatively high hardenability. The chromium content provides good hardness penetration & the molybdenum imparts uniformity of hardness and high strength.
O1 Tool Steel is the original oil-hardening, “non-shrinking” tool steel that can be hardened to the Rockwell C 65 range from a low austenitizing temperature. O1 is a general-purpose tool steel that is typically used in applications where alloy steels cannot provide sufficient hardness, strength, and wear resistance
Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Handle Length: 28” inches (sheath included)